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>> no, we're going to -- the motion that has precedence right now is to continue each of these items to the date certain to november 25th. >> so, we're not going to take any amendments horn either item? i just want to clarify. ~ on either >> because there is a motion to continue, that takes precedence over any motion to amend. >> okay, thank you. >> supervisor campos. >> thank you. i will support the motion to continue, but i also, you know, will support the idea of bringing -- approaching an item forward as well. i think it allows us to do both, so, i don't know how it works in terms of how we take each motion, but i just want to -- >> i think what supervisor tang -- >> let me resolve this. i'm going to withdraw my motion. my motion was to actually vote today on the existing ordinance to have something that could be put on the books as quickly a possible because we cannot delay equal pay for women any more than it's delayed for
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decades. and that we could send one back to committee where we can do the clean up language, move forward to the full board. but if supervisor tang's motion to a date certain takes precedence, then i don't want to create any more process and that seems to be where the direction is going. i'll withdraw my motion. >> okay. so, at this time there is just one file. supervisor tang has made a motion to continue that one file to november the 25th. is there a second to that motion? seconded by supervisor cohen. colleagues, do we need a roll call or can we take that without objection? supervisor kim. >> i'm sorry. does that mean we can't maytion a motion to amend? >> because supervisor tang made a motion to continue to a date certain. that motion takes precedence over a motion to amend. unless there is objection. >> just a friendly, if we could do the motion to amend prior to the motion to continue. >> kay, that's where we are right now. >> through the chair, i would
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be okay with that, absolutely. >> okay, without objection we have two sets of amendments. the first offered by supervisor campos as he's described them. supervisor campos, could you describe your amendments again? >> thank you, mr. president. this is to address the issue of the privacy of some of the information and specifically is on -- sorry -- page -- >> page 5 line 24. >> page 5 line 24, the city will not disclose any information contained in the equal pay report that qualifies as a trade secret or proprietary information. >> so, supervisor campos has made that motion to amend. madam clerk, who was that seconded by? >> supervisor kim. >> second by supervisor kim. colleagues, can we take that motion without objection? without objection that should be the case. [gavel] >> and supervisor kim made a motion to amend. if you would like to restate that motion to amend. >> my motion to amend is to change seat 7 to be a person that works in a nonprofit organization that contracts
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with the city. , and you know, i'm sure the city attorney would make that a little cleaner. >> okay. and i believe that was seconded by supervisor tang. >> that's correct. >> and, colleagues, can we take that motion to amend without objection? without objection that should be the case. [gavel] >> and then now on the motion to continue this item to november the 25th, colleagues, can we do that without objection or do we need a roll call? without objection -- >> as amended, mr. president. >> i'm sorry? >> as amended. >> as amended. without objection this item as amended will be continued to november the 25th. [gavel] >> and with that, why don't we go to item 28. >> item 28 is an ordinance amending the police code to repeal the prohibition on entering or remaining within a 25-foot buffer zone of a reproductive health care facility; to prohibit individuals from following or harassing others within 25 feet of the entrance to such a facility; to prohibit impeding access to the door of such a facility; and to prohibit excessive noise through yelling or amplification of sound within 50 feet of such facility.
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>> colleagues, any discussion? supervisor campos. >> thank you very much, mr. president. i'm not going to repeat the comments that i have made before, but the bottom line is this, that we have a supreme court ruling that impacted the law that we passed for the purpose of protecting the right of women to access reproductive health. it's been three years since planned parenthood has opened, opened in my district, and almost immediately upon opening its doors the staff and patients, the back clinic have been harassed and intimidated by protesters. the freestanding clinic is in a very interesting geographic spot. it's in a relatively narrow sidewalk and every week as women enter the clinic to receive reproductive health services, they must pass by
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several protesters who scream thing like "don't kill your baby, abortion causes breast cancer." they are forced to walk by a barrage of posters aligning the streets. the 8-foot posters contain pictures of bloody fetuses he at different stages of gestation and phases like repent or burn. oftentimes really just music is playing on a radio and the protesters actually have video cameras facing the door as the women and the workers enter that clinic. in addition to the protesters, women often have to walk by counter protesters, usually neighbors or pedestrians who, with good intentions, sometimes get into arguments with the protesters, all of which makes it harder for these women to access this clinic. anyone would feel harassed and intimidated having to pass by this scene. and if you're a woman seeking
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sensitive health services who has made the difficult decision to obtain an abortion, this harassment could be actually detrimental to your health. last year we passed unanimously here at this board a 25-foot buffer zone ordinance to protect the women. unfortunately at the end of this year, the supreme court in the colin v. cokely invalidated a similar massachusetts buffer zone law that was substantially similar to the one in san francisco. for the last few months my office and i have been working with the city attorney's office, with the police department, with planned parenthood to amend this buffer zone law so that it is compliant with mccullen, but still accomplishes the twin objectives of allowing women to safely and securely access reproductive health, but at the same time protecting the first
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amendment rights of these protesters. i believe that our law today strikes through that balance. this legislation will continue to allow quiet consensual conversations between anti-abortion counselors and women seeking services without subjecting planned parenthood's patients and staff to scary and intimidating harassment and conflict. my legislation does the following. it prohibits anyone from following and harassing any person within 25 feet of a reproductive health care facility. it prohibits impeding access at the door of a reproductive health facility. it prohibits individuals from shouting or using amplified sound on any public street or sidewalk within 50 feet of the property line of a reproductive health facility. and if an individual violates any of these prohibitions after a written warning, a police officer may require that
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individual to disperse and remain 25 feet from the health facility for eight hours or until the close of business of that facility. again, i want to thank the city attorney's office. i want to thank especially deputy city attorney aaron burnstein who has done an amazing job in drafting this amended legislation. i especially want to thank the workers at planned parenthood and the women who have had to deal and put up with this harassment for so many years. as i have said before and i will continue to say, if we cannot protect a woman's right to choose in san francisco then where in this country can that right actually be protected? (applause) >> i ask for your support. and i want to thank supervisor wiener for his co-sponsorship of this legislation. thank you. >> colleague, any further discussion? let's take a roll call vote on
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item 28. >> on item 28, supervisor cohen? cohen aye. supervisor farrell? >> aye. >> farrell aye. supervisor kim? >> aye. >> kim aye. supervisor mar? mar aye. supervisor tang? >> aye. >> tang aye. supervisor wiener? >> aye. >> wiener aye. supervisor yee? >> aye. >> yee aye. supervisor avalos? >> aye. >> supervisor avalos? supervisor breed? aye. campos aye. chiu aye. there are 11 ayes. >> ordinance is passed on the first reading. [gavel] >> and with that, colleague, we have a number of 3 o'clock and 3:30 special orders. what i would like to suggest is because we have many people in the audience here for our 3:30 special commendation is that we take the filipino-american heritage month commendations first. but as soon as we finish them, we will go back to our two 3:00 p.m. special orders. so, with that, colleague, because we often start either at the beginning or the end of district numbers or the alphabet, what i would like to suggest is that we start in the middle of our numerical
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districts with district 5 and then head to district 6 and then go in order up the chain and then to district 1, finishing with district 4. so, with that, that means supervisor london breed goes first today. supervisor breed. >> yea. >> excuse me, actually, supervisor chiu or president chiu, i actually was going to introduce the whole thing then we can go to that order that you mentioned. >> i'm sorry, i didn't realize that you were going to do that. i'm happy to -- >> i apologize that had not been communicated to you. and that's my fault. >> supervisor avalos. >> thank you. >> sorry, supervisor breed. so, colleagues, thank you for joining supervisor jane kim and myself in commemorating october filipino-american history month by bringing together such a great slate of individuals and organizations who have done so much to represent well our diverse filipino community in san francisco. we have also been coordinating with the mayor's office who will also hold their
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filipino-american history month celebration this afternoon at 5:00 p.m. at the rotunda. it will probably be a quick ceremony unfortunately because the giants are up. [speaker not understood]. so, for all the honorees and their family and friends, i hope you can also stay to join the program later in the reception. as you know, the theme for our commemoration is legacy, celebrating the contributions of the filipino community in san francisco. this event theme draws upon the deep history and rich legacy of filipinos and their contribution to a tradition of education, service, community organizing, to up lift all communities in san francisco. filipinos are known for their people power and here in the u.s. they have brought this tradition, organizing towards building multi-racial solidarity with many communities. from the united farm workers organizing starting in the 1930s towards the historic boycott to the third world
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strike of the 1960s, the hotel struggle of the 1970s, the martial law protests of the 1980s, and the justice for [speaker not understood] campaign starting in 2000, a rich legacy of filipinos working with other communities to address injustice and inequities in housing rights, in the workplace, and in our education institutions. i want to thank supervisor jane kim for co-sponsoring this event and she was going to start us off next, but i think we'll go in the order that -- should we go with you? we should go with you next. supervisor kim, just start us off to be followed by the order that supervisor -- president chiu has put forward. supervisor kim. do your commendation. >> okay, all right. i'm really proud to co-sponsor filipino heritage month this october. supervisor avalos and i do
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represent the largest filipino-american communities here in san francisco in district 6 and district 11. and what is so amazing about our community is how active this community is and the strength of the leadership over the decades in the excelsior, in the south of market, and also in the tenderloin where we have new growing leadership and activism in this neighborhood over the last four years. supervisor avalos already went through the deep contributionses that the filipino-american community have made here in san francisco. they have been a part of building the city, both the infrastructure and our actual buildings, but also our -- a deep part of the history of our activism that makes san francisco what it is today, whether it's the fight for more affordable housing, the fight against gentrification, the fight for equality both
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economically and in our civil rights, filipino americans have a really central role in the leadership here in san francisco to make this a more equitable city for everyone. and, so, today i have the honor of commending dr. mario a.borja, our honoree for the first filipino history month at the board of supervisors. i wanted to ask dr. borja to please come up if he is here. and the [speaker not understood] center community. as i had mentioned, by the 1940s, the south of market had unquestionably become the home of as well as the center of work, recreation, and worship for san francisco's filipino-american community. by the 1970s, filipino families began to move to the south of market and the filipino education center became the
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newcomer center for new arrivals and the south of market has proudly had the highest concentration of filipino americans in san francisco in this time. dr. borja who is our honoree today immigrated to the u.s. in 1957 after graduating from medical school. he opened the practice in the mission with his wife, dr. escobar and his dream was to open a community center for all filipinos to learn about their rich american history, 67c.103ing culture and lasting traditions. in 1976 dr. borja purchased the delta hotel on sixth and mission to begin the realization of this dream and vision that he had. in march 1997, borja created the nonprofit filipino-american development foundation to assist with the establishing of a permanent community center in the first floor of the delta hotel. a couple of months later the fire severely damaged this hotel and nearly ended his dreams for the community.
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but after a successful deal working with the tenants and owner development corporation, better known as todco our nonprofit housing manager in the south of market, they were able to save this dream. dr. borja sold the delta hotel to todd co in 199 and the delta hotel would remain permanent as low-income housing for everyone, especially world war ii veterans displaced by the fire. ~ 1999 and that the hotel would be renamed to [speaker not understood] directly translating into community's house, more specifically describing the mutual support and a caring a community provides to one another. once the sale was complete and the future [speaker not understood] house was going through the repairs, dr. borja's daughter who is here today began to realize the other aspect of her father's dream for the filipino community and san francisco and work with our many district 6
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including veterans equity center, south of market community action network and oasis [speaker not understood] to make this a reality ~. once the repairs are completed and the hotel was reopened, the [speaker not understood] community center opened in 2005. ten years ago dr. borja died in the philippines one year before seeing the vision [speaker not understood]. but his memory lives on in the tenants of fadf -- fadf. and the [speaker not understood] center has held countless community meetings and strategy sessions including -- many including our office [speaker not understood] we stabilize the south of market community and continue to support our organizations whether it be [speaker not understood] the only filipino performance venue in the country. his daughter burnadette sy
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[speaker not understood] is here to accept the [speaker not understood]. i also want to take a moment to recognize you, burnadette, who i personally got to know during my years in office. your tireless leadership, countless unpaid hours on behalf of our community is so appreciated. you're at every meeting talking about even the tiniest developments whether they're five units, hundreds of units to see how we can make sure we are building a south of market that remains affordable for all and diverse to all of our communities. so, if just want to thank you for your continuing leadership in honoring your father's vision here in the south of market and making it a reality ~. (applause) >> i quickly want to say thank you. i know you have a long program, and to introduce my sister,
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bernice sy as well. (applause) >> thank you, supervisor kim. why don't we proceed actually rather than going from 5, 6 on, down, down to district 5 and then down to district 4 and we'll proceed in that order. supervisor breed. >> thank you. today district 5 is honoring chris [speaker not understood]. i hope i pronounced your last
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name right. chris is the executive director of the asian law caucus. i'm sure many of you are familiar with him and his work, but he is a district 5 resident that we're very proud of. i'm honoring him for his social justice work. he has been active in the asian american community for over a decade. i know he looks a lot younger than a decade, but he has been extremely active. he's been involved in grassroots activism in the asian american immigrant worker and lgbt communities on both coasts of the country and his vision for social justice is grounded in the realities of those communities. after graduating from brown university and ucla law school, chris worked as a ford foundation new voices fellow where filipino advocates for justice in oakland before joining the positive resource center in san francisco as a staff attorney representing
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clients living with hiv. he is currently the executive director of the asian law caucus which works on housing rights, immigration, labor, and employment issues in the asian community and ha been very active in effecting positive social change on the policy level here in san francisco and right here in our own board of supervisors. thank you, chris. i know you're here today with your partner ed and thank you for your dedication and service. and on behalf of the board of supervisors and the city and county of san francisco, we want to thank you for your commitment and let you know that we are paying very close attention and we appreciate all that you've done to make the community better. (applause) >> thank you, supervisor breed, and thank you, board of supervisors, for this recognition. i'm really humbled and very excited that the board is recognizing filipino-american heritage month this year as you do every year. i've been a d-5 resident for ten years, but the last six
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years my other life has been with the asian law caucus and we've been part of building up and supporting the filipino-american community since the 1970s as supervisor avalos noted, standing beside filipino [speaker not understood] who are one of the first folks in our community fighting gentrification in our city. it's a legacy that we carry on today and we continue to serve many low-income [speaker not understood], immigrant workers and i'm really proud to be able and privileged to be able to serve the community in this way. just want to acknowledge all of the filipino americans who have come before me and we shoulder them being able to continue on this work today. of course i want to close by thanking my partner in crime [speaker not understood] photographer at the [speaker not understood] center. thank you. (applause)
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>> thank you, supervisor breed. now coming down from district 5 to district 4, supervisor tang. >> thank you, president chiu. today it is my great honor to recognize someone who truly embodies the theme of this year's [speaker not understood], [speaker not understood]. unfortunately he passed away earlier this year, but i think it's never too late to honor someone who has contributed so much to our community and i wanted to take this opportunity to acknowledge his family who is here with us today. you can clap. (applause) >> he was dedicated and tireless civil servant. in addition to his job as an electrical engineer, he served as a member of the filipino-american contractors and engineers association. he served as a member of the filipino-american -- sorry, i apologize. and was an active member of the
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filipino-american democratic club in which high quality public education was one important goal of the group. mr. [speaker not understood] was the first filipino-american to be elected to the san francisco board of education serving in the 1980s. as a staunch advocate of bilingual education and the chairman of a citizens bilingual task force he was instrumental in institutionalizing the bilingual education program in the san francisco unified school district. he was also the founding member of the filipino-american development foundation [speaker not understood] community center. it was through the community development work of the foundation and the community senterra long with parents and community bilingual supporters that the advocacy around filipino bilingual education continues at betsy carmichael school, where the [speaker not understood] after school program [speaker not understood] is still run 40 years after mr. [speaker not understood] served on the citizens bilingual task force. today it is really wonderful to honor [speaker not understood]
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given that san francisco recently certified tagalog as a language covered under our city's language access ordinance. with mr. [speaker not understood]'s family here today, i wanted to share with them that our office has been working to build upon his legacy by improving language access for all through strengthening the language access ordinance to something that was spearheaded by supervisor chiu here. mr. [speaker not understood]'s legacy will continue to impact our communities. he was a gem in our district and has impacted so many through his service to our city. and i don't know if this is up and running now, but we recently, mr. [speaker not understood] was actually honored by asian, inc., so, we do have a video that they played there as a tribute to him, his life, i'd like to show a short clip of that. [video presentation]
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>> he what in the personal page. he was a [speaker not understood] very accessible. [speaker not understood]. [speaker not understood]. so, they he were able to not only able to be successful
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[speaker not understood], but they were [speaker not understood]. >> [speaker not understood]. [speaker not understood]. one of the first filipino board members in san francisco. and right before he passed away, we were so proud to [speaker not understood] that the filipino language was added as a certified language in the city and county of san francisco and even after had i passing he still continues the
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legacy [speaker not understood]. ♪ >> thank you very much, and i apologize for the sound quality there, but i really just wanted to show you a glimpse of mr. servantes and his work. with that i want to invite the family up to accept the commendation on his behalf. again, thank you very much. (applause)
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(applause) >> thank you, supervisor tang. it is my honor to make the next presentation, and i first just want to thank and congratulate all of the amazing filipino-american leaders that we have in our community. san francisco has a proud heritage of filipino-american leadership. i certainly know that as someone who represents the
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former manila town and the former international hotel and i want to thank and congratulate all of you for that. my honoree is someone who is part of the amazing leadership of nonprofit organizations that we have in san francisco. amor santiago received a master in public health at san jose state. he has been teaching health care organization and administration for 14 years, has served as the senior fellow of the american leadership forum, and he has served in critical health leadership roles throughout his career. as the founding executive director of [speaker not understood] of santa clara county, ceo for asian with community involvement, the executive director of the india community center, the director of the healthy living initiative, and director of healthy silicon valley. but many of us we know amor not just as a great guy and an amazing mentor, father and friend, but as the current xe

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